Category Archive: Personal

2018: a year in review

There’s only a few days left in 2018! How can that be? I’m sure you’ve heard that the older you get, the faster time passes… and it’s totally true! Well, time passes at… Continue reading

Baby’s 100 days party

Last Sunday it was Baby A.’s 100th day outside the womb and we had a party, as it is the tradition here. This party is probably the equivalent of baptism in Catholic countries… Continue reading

In loving memory of Nico

Nico passed away last Saturday, November 10th, after her condition worsened abruptly. She was 10.5 years old and I had lived with her for 4.5 years. You can read here the first post… Continue reading

My first two months as a mum

Baby A. is two months today! (And his “reward” was getting the BCG vaccine… poor child). These two months have passed by quite slowly, or at least that’s how I feel. At first… Continue reading

Things I will do after giving birth

I am on week 38 of my pregnancy and everything has been pretty smooth, except when I had to stay in hospital for a week. I haven’t had nausea, heartburn, constipation or bad… Continue reading

A week in a Chinese hospital

You might have noticed that last week I didn’t publish any post, as usual. And it was because… I was in hospital! I had never stayed in hospital in my life. Heck, I’ve… Continue reading

The 2010 Shanghai Expo

Yesterday I was working on a translation that mentioned the football World Cup that is going to take place in Russia soon and I remembered the 2010 World Cup. Football (soccer for Americans)… Continue reading

“Look, the penis is here”

On Monday I had the prenatal check-up for the 24th week and one of the tests was a fancy 3D ultrasound in which the doctor checks that the baby has all the expected… Continue reading

How I ended up in China

Have you ever pondered how every decision that you made in the past brought you to where you are now? How everything could have been completely different if you had chosen the other… Continue reading

Working from home is also working

Working from home is not something common in China, a country where “being in the office” means “working”, when everybody knows that you can be in the office warming the chair and wasting… Continue reading